Marathon man to run 100 miles

Red Cross fundraiser Max Newton
Red Cross fundraiser Max Newton
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A fundraiser is putting his best foot forward for charity by preparing to run 100 miles non-stop in 24 hours.

Max Newton, aged 40, from Woodseats, is running the GrimReaper 100 event in Lincolnshire to raise cash for the British Red Cross.

It will involve Max running through the night to clock up enough miles.

Max, who works for the British Red Cross in Sheffield, graduated from the Great North Run to the London Marathon, then to the 56-mile London-to-Brighton race in 2011 and is now training for the ultra marathon.

“In order to get people to sponsor me I’m finding myself having to run further and further every year. Some people are calling me crazy, but I’d say this challenge shows how much I love the Red Cross and the amazing work the charity does to help people – and that’s not crazy,” he said.

“The Red Cross refuses to ignore people in crisis – both in the UK and overseas.

“All money raised help people affected by crises such as extreme weather, house fires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, famine and war.”

n To sponsor Max visit or call 0114 242 7379.